MSc Economics and Finance

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Overview

The MSc Economics and Finance programme combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance.

The study of financial microeconomics and macroeconomics will help you understand complex issues related to financial decision-making while econometrics will provide the necessary tools to perform rigorous research in applied economics and finance. In addition, finance modules will cover a wide range of subjects including portfolio theory, corporate finance, investment and strategy, and derivative instruments.

Our graduates are experts in using modern research tools to analyse the economic, financial, social, and political environment.

The programme is delivered in the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Less than 100 business schools worldwide have both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

Distinctive features

The IBSS Financial Lab and Trading Floor:

  • Gives access to a world of data for study and research
  • Includes data feeds from Datastream and Thomson One
  • Provides training by Thomson Reuters staff on EIKON system, leading to a TR EIKON training certificate.

Enhanced employment prospects:

  • Develop both economics and finance skills
  • Connect with industry through internship opportunities
  • Build a solid foundation for PhD studies in economics and related fields.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Economics and Finance programme, you will have:

  • a solid understanding of core and advanced principles, theories and models relevant to finance and financial management
  • the ability to explain, understand and apply statistical and econometric techniques and their application to the analysis of financial information and data
  • knowledge of portfolio selection, risk and risk management, and the macroeconomic context of international financial transactions
  • skills in creative and critical thinking, problem-solving, data collection and analysis, and report writing.


Our professors really care about us, ensuring we understand and providing us with current examples so that we can link theory and practice.

Qiong Ji Alumna, MSc Economics and Finance, China

Modules

Careers

Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as portfolio manager, investment strategy analyst, director of research, market risk analyst, head of investor relations, senior economist and industrial economist. Graduates can find employment in the financial sector, and with central banks and other monetary financial institutions, as well as in international organisations, academia, research institutions and the wider business sector, especially within multinational enterprises. The programme also offers a solid foundation for pursuing a PhD.

Fees

Scholarships

XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Should you wish to apply for XJTLU master scholarship, please submit a scholarship application letter in your application stating the reasons why you should be considered.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2019 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2019 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

Note: Shanghai Ranking of The Best Chinese Universities is subject to annual update http://www.zuihaodaxue.com/zuihaodaxuepaiming2019

Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in finance, accounting, economics, management, science or engineering and some understanding of quantitative methods, statistics or econometrics.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5 – 1.0 of an overall IELTS band but meet the language requirements for the Pre-sessional English (PSE) courses (including minimum component scores or equivalents), you may be accepted onto the PSE course subject to Programme Director’s approval. Upon successful enrolment on the PSE course, you will be able to change your XJTLU Master’s offer letter to ‘Unconditional’ for English level.

If you are a conditional offer holder, you can also send an email to pgadmissions@xjtlu.edu.cn to apply to take the onsite Password English language test provided by XJTLU in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or its equivalent.

Please note that the Password Test is only available to students who have been issued a conditional offer to study at XJTLU. The University provides one Password Test opportunity for each conditional offer holder. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

Additionally, students who are admitted onto a Master’s programme by taking the Pre-sessional English (PSE) Course are required to complete English language modules listed on the Programme Specification on a pass/fail basis as part of their Additional Learning Activity plan during their studies at XJTLU.

The programme combines the fields of economics and finance, giving students the unique advantage of being able to apply the ideas from macro economics to analyse the problems in the micro finance market.

Syed Abbas Programme Director

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the APPLY link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time. If you need to provide any additional supporting documents after you submit the application online, please send the documents to pgadmissions@xjtlu.edu.cn(with your application ID, name, and applied programme name).

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.